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No pictures for the last two days in DC. On Monday we went to the National Archives. In the morning we did a little genealogy on the bottom floor and in the afternoon we went upstairs to see our nation's original documents. We saw the originals of: Declaration of Independence, US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. No photography allowed.
Tuesday we went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Very sobering, ...
... DC. Pennsylvania Ave leading up to the White House was closed because the president of some other country (don't know who yet) is staying at the Willard Hotel.
Tomorrow we have a tour of the Capitol Building thanks to our friend, George Price. We are super excited. No telling who we might see.
... bed where Lincoln died in the building across the street.
We ended the day with a walk through the International Spy Museum. While this was a little "Hollywood," it did contain quite a lot of cool spy stuff, like shoes with hidden compartments, spy cameras, and other things straight out of James Bond movies. We learned that the movies are not really all that far off when it comes to spycraft, and sometimes the spy agencies ...
So yesterday on our second day we visited Arlington National Cemetery, the national holocaust museum, and Smithsonian museum of Natural History. Arlington was amazing. I haven't been there since I was in second grade and I remembered many things but definitely not everything. We saw the tomb of the unknown soldier, the changing of the guard, the memorial for the Challenger and Columbia, the JFK ...
... say anything. Another note: if you do not want to travel, just say so – please don't force yourself to go and make everyone miserable.
My goal for this trip was to share with my mother my faith and belief. Because in my life in California I do not hide this part of me, wearing my pentagram is the normal habit. Plus I consider it as a protection, and because I just got off a plane I had my necklace on. My mother asked about it and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services